New board testing

November 5, 2013 in 8 Channel PDU by Joshua Oster-Morris

I’ve been out of town on business for a couple weeks. I got back home yesterday and this evening was finally able to program the new board. I always like to start slow with my testing because with the current this device can push a fire is always a possibility if something is not right. An hour into the testing is telling me that it is time to get testing it in earnest. Clearly the new high efficiency power supply is working well (otherwise we’d be dead in the water). I was also able to successfully test the high capacity short circuit without damage to the output devices. Furthermore, the new higher measurable current limit and new output devices are working great too. The next task is to write the analog input software and see how that goes. I’m very excited about the future though! So excited in fact that I just purchased a new thermal imaging camera today to start observing the thermal characteristics of the Motobrain as well. Worst case scenario, the thermal imaging camera is going to provide us with some awesome photos!